Walt Disney Co. stock on Tuesday soared 7% -- the largest one-day price increase since Comcast made a bid for the company in 2004. Stock closed at $26.70 Tuesday, up $1.74 from Monday.
Universal Pictures has tapped Nia Vardalos to write “Talk of the Town” as a star vehicle for Tom Hanks. Vardalos also made a deal at Revolution Studios to rewrite the romantic comedy “I Hate…
Andre Previn, whose 11 Grammy awards are mostly for his work in the classical field, won his first two Grammys for movie soundtracks he supervised and conducted: Lerner & Loewe's “Gigi” (1958) and…
New Line has tapped Catherine Hardwicke to direct "Nativity," a feature version of the story of the Virgin Mary. Hardwicke's in final negotiations with the studio. "Nativity" is being fast-tracked in…
Jerry Bruckheimer's first comedy series will go head to head with his youngest drama skein. The WB has slated the producer's "Modern Men" for Fridays at 9:30 p.m. starting March 17. That means "Men"…
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Longtime "The West Wing" scribe Paul Redford is setting up shop at 20th Century Fox TV, inking a rich overall deal with the studio. Two-year, seven-figure pact -- which has an option for a third year…
Madrid-based indie sales agent Kevin Williams Associates is handling international rights to Pedro Almodovar's second feature, "Laberinto de pasiones" (Labyrinth of Passions), made in 1982 and…
Urban broadcaster Radio One is getting into the movie biz for the first time, inking a co-distribution and co-marketing pact with Jeff Clanagan's distribution company, Codeblack Entertainment.
Disney's Touchstone has made a deal for a pic based on a true story that will star Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as lawyers who spent 15 years overturning a murder conviction.